The difference between a good bag and great bag is all in the details. When you really think about it, what makes most things in life great are the small things. A Corvette and a Ferrari 430 will both get you from point A to point B with speed and style, but when you take a closer look at the quality of materials and the details under the hood, it becomes a little more clear why the Ferrari will cost you more than many homes in this country. This same concept holds true with bags and backpacks. Most will carry your gear from point A to point B without issue, but the small differences in materials and design of the interior are what truly make a difference.
Does your daily commute have you navigating an intricate labyrinth of trains and buses? Then you’re going to want a bag that is small enough to maneuver during your travels but still has enough space to haul around all of you day to day essentials. That’s where the OPMOD MCS 1.0 Bi-Modular Sling Bag comes in. It is extremely versatile, with a main strap that can be switched around for a myriad of carrying positions, and also features several pouches that are perfect for your daily needs. What I like most about this bag is its modest nature. In my opinion, when you’re going to be commuting in a metropolitan area via public transportation, the last thing you want to do is bring attention to yourself and/or your belongings.
Continuing with that stealthy snake in the grass theme, OPMOD has another bag that would also serve as a great commuter bag. Offering a users a more business-appropriate option, the OPMOD MCS 1.0 Modular Brief Case is plenty big enough to fit a full size laptop, your lunch and a few other daily must haves. What is really cool about this bag besides the high value construction is the removable compartments on the front of the bag. I’ve used this bag on a business trip and took advantage of this feature for storing my toiletries in one of the compartments and using it for that purpose.
Now if you’re looking for an EDC bag with a more tactical edge, then the OPMOD P.A.C. 3.0 Personal Articles Carrier Bag would be your perfect companion. I’ve personally found this to be a great daypack for hiking because of the way the compartments are set up. The smaller size of the bag also makes it an excellent bag to bring with to the range for carrying your med kit, tools, cleaning kit, snacks, and water bottle. The external MOLLE straps also allow you to mount any number of external pouches for anything from a tear away med kit to a multi-tool holster.
When you need the capability of carry significantly more than your every day carry essentials, you’ll want more than a single strapped bag. The OPMOD TAC Pack 2.0 has not only been put through the ringer by myself, but a few of the guys here went so far as to load it up and drag it from the back of a truck in the desert. With over 1700 cubic inches of storage space, there’s more than enough room to fit 3 days worth of supplies. The MOLLE attachment point also allow you to expand the storage capability of the bag to allow you haul whatever you can lash down to it.
If you’re one of the people that doesn’t care about the tiny details that mean the all the difference, then you probably won’t be interested in these OPMOD bags. But if you’re looking for high quality materials, heavy duty zippers, and designs that were created by people that actually use the bags, then you’re looking at bags that are just that. No matter what you’re doing, there’s an OPMOD pack that was made for you.